How our garden didn’t grow

Every year we plant a garden at CRC. I believe we are the only building on Omohundro Place with more than a couple of bushes to greet people. But this year, something happened. I don’t know what but hardly anything grew. It started with the blackberry bushes, which have produced bushels of berries for the…

The community garden

The idea was always that we’d have fresh produce for our homeless friends. But the community garden at CRC World Headquarters hasn’t turned out that way. After the flood, one of our board members, Chip Higgins, built raised beds in front of our refurbished building. He planted blackberries and strawberries. The blackberries flourished. The strawberries…

Once more into the breach

This will be the third planting season at the Community Resource Center World Headquarters Community Garden. The mulch went on today. The plants will go in as soon as the last danger of frost has passed on April 15. Let’s just review the Top Ten things Chick One learned in the first two gardening seasons….

Once more into the breach

This will be the third planting season at the Community Resource Center World Headquarters Community Garden. The mulch went on today. The plants will go in as soon as the last danger of frost has passed on April 15. Let’s just review the Top Ten things Chick One learned in the first two gardening seasons….

Pallets, people

Don’t you hate it when it’s right there in front of your face and you miss it? It seems like forever that we’ve been trying to figure out a social enterprise model that fits with CRC. Social enterprise = a profitable revenue stream. Moolah. But, as I can tell you from the 134 classes on…

Flashers in the park

Cucumbers hide in a leafy camouflage, popping out when you least expect like flashers in the park. Lorna Crozier, Sex Lives of Vegetables We have our first cucumber at the Community Resource Center. Kim found it this morning, hiding under a blanket of leafy foliage. It’s fetching, don’t you think? We pondered whether to leave…